"Hero of Her Own Story--Women in Folktales" - Anne Shelby, a native Kentuckian, is the author of award-winning books for children and adults. An experienced storyteller, Anne specializes in stories from the Appalachian region, and she will be talking about and sharing some of those stories with us. Topics: Mountaintop removal, stripmining, eastern Kentucky, Anne Shelby
On the 9th of September, the Alliance for Appalachia delivered a very bad report card (mostly incompletes and an F-) to Obama's Council on Environmental Quality for five years of broken promises on protecting people from water being poisoned by mountaintop removal coal mining. While a traditional square dance provided support several people blocked the steps in a civil disobedience.During the first part of the civil disobedience the CD team blocked the sidewalk while a bucket brigade moved... Topics: dcdirectactionnews, coal, mtr, mountaintop removal, Appalachia
On the 5th of July, a PNC Bank account holder backed by Climate First! and Earth Quaker Action Team showed up at PNC Bank to demand that they stop investing in mountaintop removal coal mining. The branch manager attempted to deflect the account holder's demands and questions by saying he could only discuss her account specifically. She responded that what PNC Bank does with her money most certainly does affect her account, and that if PNC Bank refuses to negotiate she might end up closing the... Topics: dcdirectactionnews, mountaintop removal, coal, MTR, PNC, PNC Bank
Protesters demand Congress keep healthcare reform, and California budget cuts impact services for the most vulnerable. Guests join us in studio from the California Partnership. For our weekly series on the environment: the impact of mountain top removal and efforts to stop it. We are joined by Maria Gunnoe, a Cherokee Native of West Virginia and an award winning environmental activist. Also, rap artist Olmeca on his music and his recent trip to Chiapas. Topics: healthcare, environment, california budget, mountaintop removal, mining, EPA
Eva Westheimer was recently arrested for shutting down a strip mine in West Virginia, along with Radical Action for Mountain People's Survival ( http://rampscampaign.org ). Westheimer is a junior at Warren Wilson College in North Carolina. She describes the recent action she took, the ongoing campaign, and what motivates her. Topics: Eva Westheimer, David Swanson, Mountaintop Removal, Strip Mining, West Virginia, coal
On the 8th of September, Earth Quaker Action team showed up at the Dupont Circle branch of PNC Bank, intending to enter the bank and perfrom a "4th grade math" themed skit against PNC's investments in mountaintop removal coal mining. Upon arrival the bank branch was found closed, with customers being turned away at the door. The branch appeared to have been closed long enough before protesters arrived that all but a few of those who got in before the closure had finished their... Topics: dcdirectactionnews, mountaintop removal, coal, MTR, PNC Bank, Earth Quaker Action Team
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council. Kennedy was in San Francisco to promote "The Last Mountain", a new film that features his efforts to end mountaintop removal coal mining in West Virginia. Dirty fuels should be forced to cover their full costs, Kennedy says. Dirty fuels cannot compete without subsidies. Kennedy argues our democracy is broken, and the campaign finance system is a system of legalized bribery. Source: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.,... Topics: Great Speeches and Interviews, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Natural Resources Defense Council, The Last...
The change that is in the air, that we all feel. No-one really knows why we are blessed with the common feeling. This same slaughter of the innocents has gone on for so long. This same mystical financing of poisoned farms, of dead oceans, of cancerous children and national false emotions - all this comes at us now as a bad surprise. We have a fresh rage. We have a shout that is honest, thousand of us. We are occupying our civic institutions stolen so long ago by men in suits, and surrounded by... Topics: Revolujah!, at, Wall, Street, october, oct, Reverend Billy, #occupywallstreet, #ows, #occupywallst,... Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JxlN2Ua08g&feature=youtube_gdata
Canceled Concert - A planned concert this weekend at Folsom Prison to celebrate Johnny Cash's famous performance there was canceled earlier this week. The concert was scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 13th, which is the 40th anniversary of the shows that were recorded and released as the classic album "Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison." We'll talk with the producer of the concert, Jonathon Holiff, and one of the musicians who was the drummer at the original Folsom Prison concert. W.S.... Topics: Folsom Prison concert canceled, Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison, Jonathon Holiff, W.S....